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onward

[on-werd, awn-] /ˈɒn wərd, ˈɔn-/
adverb, Also, onwards
1.
toward a point ahead or in front; forward, as in space or time.
2.
at a position or point in advance.
adjective
3.
directed or moving onward or forward; forward.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; see on, -ward
Synonyms
1. See forward.
Antonyms
1, 3. backward.
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  • We need a lot of energy to propel the modern civilization onwards, but it does not come by cheap.
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British Dictionary definitions for onwards

onwards

/ˈɒnwədz/
adverb
1.
at or towards a point or position ahead, in advance, etc

onward

/ˈɒnwəd/
adjective
1.
directed or moving forwards, onwards, etc
adverb
2.
a variant of onwards
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Word Origin and History for onwards
adv.

see onward.

onward

adv.

late 14c., from on + -ward. The form onwards, with adverbial genitive -s-, is attested from c.1600.

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